Rhode Island's Local Technical Assistance Program (RILTAP)

Welcome to the Rhode Island’s Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). RILTAP provides quality training, technical assistance, and information sharing to local city, county, and municipal road agencies throughout the state. The goal of this assistance is to foster a safe, efficient and environmentally sound surface transportation system in Rhode Island.

By providing access for the transportation workforce to numerous training programs, RILTAP provides access to relevant information about road and bridge maintenance, culvert repair and maintenance, traffic control device usage and other techniques to promote traffic and pedestrian safety. RILTAP also offers access to certification programs, events, and workshops.

RILTAP strives to be a premier resource to develop and transfer innovative technologies, proven solutions and reliable services to meet the evolving educational and training needs of Rhode Island’s transportation community.

Each state’s LTAP center has an annual operating budget of $300,000, which is 50% funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and 50% state funded. Additional FHWA grants totaling more than $1 million annually per state are available for local transportation agencies seeking improvements through the Every Day Counts initiative: Learn More »

Training Links:


Free online training courses are available through the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO): Learn More »
Free online training is offered through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA): Learn More »
Certification courses are available through the New England Transportation Technician Certification Program (NETTCP): Learn More »
RILTAP works to coordinate training events and workshops through local vendors, and subject matter experts, as well as the National Highway Institute (NHI): Learn More »
RI LTAP is partnered with the Rhode Island Public Works Association (RIPWA) to support high quality training, education opportunities, and transfer technical information for the Rhode Island Public Works community:  Learn More »

Accelerating Innovation

RILTAP will focus on making innovation mainstream by encouraging and promoting innovative efforts, new technologies and innovation champions. New technologies will be showcased at all RILTAP activities to mainstream new methods and practices.

In 2012 the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) established the Center for Accelerating Innovation (CAI). The purpose of the CAI is to create a focus on identifying and prioritizing innovations.  The Every Day Counts (EDC) program streamlines innovation deployment across the United States. EDC is a model that identifies, develops, and deploys proven strategic innovations. The FHWA works with state and local agencies and state LTAP centers to facilitate greater efficiency at all levels. This results in saving time, money, and resources that can be used to deliver more projects.